2017 KIA Optima for Sale Greenwood Village CO

Vehicle Overview

When the KIA Optima made its debut in 2000, the midsize sedan sector was already crowded and heavily competitive. However, it took less than three production cycles to win a sizeable number of converts. Rather than be satisfied with supplying a run-of-the-mill four-door vehicle, KIA spiced up the Optima with a highly attractive design that made it resemble a high-powered sports car. It also began to build a reputation for being spacious, loaded with tech features, and just being plain fun to drive. With its 2017 model year, the Optima is now in Year Two of its fourth production cycle. There are three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX. Additionally, there's an "LX 1.6T," which denotes an engine with a different displacement; and an SX Limited, which represents the top-of-the-line model.

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Exterior - 2017 KIA Optima

Base-level exterior features on the 2017 Optima include power adjustable side mirrors with turn-signal indicators and low projector-beam headlights with auto light control for turning them on or off according to the amount of outdoor light. Going with the LX 1.6T adds a hands-free smart trunk and heating and power folding capability on the side mirrors. The mid-tier EX introduces high beams on the headlights, LED daytime running accents, and LED rear combination lamps. With the SX trim level, the Optima is further upgraded with a dual exhaust system, LED bulbs on the lights in place of halogen ones, dynamic bending light technology with auto leveling ability, and a sports-oriented look with the addition of racing-style bumpers and a rear spoiler. The SX Limited is the only trim with a high beam assist system and panoramic sunroof as standard features.

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Interior - KIA Optima near Greenwood Village

With seating for up to five people, the 2017 KIA Optima provides 104.8 cubic feet of passenger volume, plus 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space. You can fold down the bench-style rear seat to create more cargo space if needed, and front seating comprises an 8-way adjustable driver's seat with 2-way lumbar support and a 6-way adjustable passenger seat. For a heated steering wheel, 8-way power adjustability with 4-way power lumbar support and memory system on the driver's side, leather seat covering, and front-seat heating capability, you'd need to upgrade to the EX trim. On the SX Limited, the driver's seat is upgraded to 12-way power adjustability with 4-way power lumbar support, the passenger seat gets 10-way power adjustability with 2-way power lumbar support, and ventilation ability is added on the front seats.

Greenwood Village CO - 2017 KIA Optima's Interior

At the base level, the 2017 Optima comes with comfort and convenience features that include Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, cruise control, steering wheel-mounted controls, and a six-speaker audio system that includes a SiriusXM satellite radio subscription and a 5-inch touchscreen display. The LX 1.6T's HVAC system is upgraded with dual-zone automatic control, and the EX introduces Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone-based infotainment control and a larger 7-inch touchscreen to replace the 5-inch. With the SX trim level, Optima's manufacturer adds auto dimming on the rearview mirror, introduces paddle shifters on the steering wheel, and replaces the 3.5-inch LCD meter display with a larger 4.3-inch color LCD screen. On the SX Limited in particular, the rearview camera is replaced with a surround view camera, which is beefed up with a rear parking assist system. Also, the SX Limited is the only Optima trim with a 10-speaker, 630-watt Harman Kardon surround sound system.

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Mechanical - KIA Optima specs near Greenwood Village CO

The 2017 KIA Optima uses a front-engine front-wheel-drive layout. Steering is powered by an electric motor installed on the steering column (on non-SX trims) or the steering rack (on the SX trim level). Fortified with a stabilizer bar and high-performance dampers, the suspension-MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link design at the back-cuts down possible turbulence from less-than-smooth driving surfaces. On the SX and SX Limited, the suspension is sports-tuned for a firmer, more exciting ride.

Powertrain - KIA Optima specs near Greenwood Village CO

The LX 1.6T model of the 2017 KIA Optima stands out with its Gamma G4FJ engine, which is a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) that produces 176 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Also, the LX 1.6T is the only one with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Otherwise, the 2017 Optima gets one of the following I4 engines: the 2.4-liter Theta GDI, which goes on the EX and regular LX; and the turbocharged 2.0-liter Theta II, which is exclusive to the SX variants. The GDI engine produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, while the SX engine generates 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. A Drive Mode controller enables adjustment according to driving or road condition, and an Active ECO system can shut down certain vehicular features for greater fuel efficiency.

Safety - 2017 KIA Optima dealer

The 2107 KIA Optima has dual front impact, dual side impact, and dual side curtain airbags for crash protection. Also standard on the sedan are electronic stability control, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and hill start assist control. In addition to its more fleshed-out driving and monitoring system, which was mentioned earlier, the SX Limited gets additional advanced safety features, which include lane departure warning, forward collision warning, smart cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and a blind spot detection system with rear cross-traffic alert.

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